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PLASTIC

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One of the upcoming trends for 2018 is clear plastic seen in all manner of fashion. There has already been a splattering of the appearance of plastic in clothing over the years but it has now emerged even more so on the runway with designers such as Chanel and Balenciaga. 

 Maison Margiela Fall 2018 ( Photo: Giovanni Giannoni )

Maison Margiela Fall 2018 ( Photo: Giovanni Giannoni )

 Christian Cowan Fall 2018

Christian Cowan Fall 2018

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 Helmut Lang briefcase, Chanel boots, Balmain cuff and Linda Farrow sunglasses ( Photo Joshua Scott / WWD)

Helmut Lang briefcase, Chanel boots, Balmain cuff and Linda Farrow sunglasses ( Photo Joshua Scott / WWD)

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 Vulture magazine curated by Craig Green

Vulture magazine curated by Craig Green

The use of transparent plastic in fashion emerged in the 60s with man-made fibres a new exciting concept to use and became a wonderful futuristic novelty to stand out and was seen primarily in dresses and raincoats.

 1960s Space Age Plastic Dress

1960s Space Age Plastic Dress

 Mademoiselle Magazine July 1966 featuring a Retro Cut Out Plastic Dress

Mademoiselle Magazine July 1966 featuring a Retro Cut Out Plastic Dress

Of course, there is always fetish clothing using synthetic fibres such as PVC and rubber which are a story all of their own but for this article, I am focusing on the sartorial aspect of this style.

 Y2K 2000s Plastic Pants

Y2K 2000s Plastic Pants

 Givenchy Fall / Winter 1999

Givenchy Fall / Winter 1999

Below are some amazing vintage examples of couture utilising plastic available to buy

  Rare 60s Clear Plastic Dress  with Papillion Graphic on the front

Rare 60s Clear Plastic Dress with Papillion Graphic on the front

Fun vintage finds that are available to snap up: 

Some handmade finds from up and coming designers that are available, one of a kind to stand out from the crowd:

 Transparent PVC raincoat from  Shop By Dobraya

Transparent PVC raincoat from Shop By Dobraya

 Clear Plastic Harness from  Apatico

Clear Plastic Harness from Apatico

If you aren't completely convinced of the clear plastic trend in clothing quite yet then why not start with some jewellery and accessories, both of which were also on the catwalk recently.

  Customizable Clear PVC Choker  with the words of your choice!

Customizable Clear PVC Choker with the words of your choice!

 See Through Plastic Crossbody Bag from Ypsilon Bags

See Through Plastic Crossbody Bag from Ypsilon Bags

This trend has a 90s Y2K aesthetic to it and although some of these pieces definitely have a shock factor to them and are amazing if you want to wear an avant-garde outfit, it is still possible to add clear plastic in a subtle way if you go for raincoats and accessories. You can show as little or as much skin as you like. Have fun!

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